The U.S. is home some some of the worlds best natural wonders that will leave you generally dumbfounded by their power and beauty.Forget your passport, head to these stunning secret places right on your doorstep.
10) Multnomah Falls, Oregon
Native Americans believed the waterfall was created for a princess, who wanted to have a secret place to bathe in naked. This magnificent waterfall is located just a 30- minute drive outside of Portland. Watch in awe at the 611-foot-tall roaring cascade of icy water that will make you fall in love with this memorable waterfall.
9) Antelope Canyon, Arizona
The scenic Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo Indians named this place “the place where water runs through rocks.” The beautiful red-orange rocks carved through centuries of water erosion are truly breathtaking.
8) The Glory Hole Ozark National Forest, Arkansas
There are places on Earth that totally astound you and touch you in a special way. This is one of them. It’s rare — where else have you ever seen a creek that descends into a waterfall, cutting a clean that hole directly through the ceiling of a cave? Oh, for all you ‘big kids’ you can jokingly tell all your friends that you visited a Glory Hole on your vacation.
7) Bryce Canyon, Utah
Surround yourself with natures most spectacular views at Bryce Canyon National Park. The orange hoodoos and stunning vistas offer some of the most beautiful sights in the world.
6) Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska
It looks like a place of fairy tales. Water cuts through shimmering blue ice walls, creating breathtaking shapes and formations that are magical.
5) Oneonta Gorge, Oregon
This slot-like chasm with cascading waterfalls is a hidden secret. Why? The Oneonta Gorge is not accessible by trail. Spend a day walking up the winding creek bed to reach the much deserved views.
4) Havasupai Indian Reservation, Arizona
The Havasupai Indian Reservation – remote and beautiful place along the Grand Canyon in Arizona. It is known for known for its crystal clear blue water and spectacular water falls.
3) Thor’s Well, Oregon
It seems like Thor himself smashed open this hole in Cape Perpetua,Oregon. Thor’s Well is a natural wonder on the Oregob coast that baffled many people for centuries. The natural hole that seems to be draining the sea is actually a salt water natural fountain.
2) Watkins Glen State Park, New York
Watkins Glen State Park is the most famous of the Finger Lakes State Parks, with a reputation for leaving visitors spellbound. It is 1.4 miles of natural beauty, waterfalls and gorges that words cannot do justice. You have to go and see this natural marvel.
1) Jacob’s Well, Texas
This otherworldly chasm is located about an hour outside of Austin, Texas, in Wimberley. Jacob’s Well is an everlasting spring that feeds Cypress Creek. Every minute, thousands of gallons of water surge to the surface creating one of the most beautiful swimming holes on the planet.